Humphrey Jennings Film-maker, Painter, Poet

by Marie-Louise Jennings

Part of the BFI Silver Series

Humphrey Jennings Film-maker, Painter, Poet Synopsis

Humphrey Jennings was one of Britain's greatest documentary film-makers, described by Lindsay Anderson in 1954 as 'the only real poet the British cinema has yet produced'. A member of the GPO Film Unit and director of wartime canonical classics such as Listen to Britain (1942) and A Diary for Timothy (1945), he was also an acclaimed writer, painter, photographer and poet. This seminal collection of critical essays, first published in 1982 and here reissued with a new introduction, traces Jennings's fascinating career in all its aspects with the aid of documents from the Jennings family archive. Situating Jennings's work in the world of his contemporaries, and illuminating the qualities by which his films are now recognised, Humphrey Jennings: Film-Maker, Painter, Poet explores the many insights and cultural contributions of this truly remarkable artist.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844578023
Publication date: 5th December 2014
Author: Marie-Louise Jennings
Publisher: BFI Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 136 pages
Categories: Individual film directors, film-makers, Individual photographers, Literary studies: poetry & poets, Literary studies: from c 1900 -,

About Marie-Louise Jennings

MARIE-LOUISE JENNINGS is a daughter of Humphrey Jennings, an historian of eighteenth and nineteenth century Ireland and a Fellow of Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

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